John J. Grace

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John J. Grace
Occupation Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Employer OCC
Location Chicago

John J. Grace is executive vice president and chief risk officer at OCC, which he joined in January of 2015.[1] In his current role, he is responsible for implementing OCC's risk management strategy, which includes advising senior management and the board of directors on risk issues, overseeing OCC's Model Valuation and Enterprise Risk Management departments and working with regulators from the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.[2]


Before joining OCC, Grace was senior managing director at AIG, where over his tenure he served in enterprise risk management, strategic planning and global treasury & capital markets. He was the first AIG executive to focus on liquidity risk and was responsible for identifying risk exposures and setting strategy and tactics to mitigate these risks. He also managed the company's relationship with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as the point person with regulators in the areas of global treasury and capital markets. Before that Grace was senior vice president at JP Morgan Chase in the home finance division and vice president, market risk manager in the North American consumer banking area with Citigroup. Earlier in his career, he served as a vice president covering the derivatives space with stints at both Deutsche Bank North America and Lehman Brothers.


Grace received his BA in Economics from Loyola Marymount University. He also earned an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.


  1. OCC Executives. OCC.
  2. John J. Grace. OCC.